2002 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: fun for awhile
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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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fun for awhile
By caprice2 on

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2002 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

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This is a great car for about a year. After that, expect it to be in the shop about every 6 months to replace the shoddy power window mechanism. You should also beware of the engine light, it's super sensitive. Mine has been on for about a year and the dealer can't figure out why it wont stay off. My AC is now going out and Im trading it in. Can't survive in Texas without an awesome AC. Avoid adding fancy wheels, the brake dust is terrible. The numerous blind spots in all models is really bad.

Favorite Features

The seats are very comfortable even on long trips. However, the headrest stinks. The exterior style is great.

Suggested Improvements

Work on correcting blind spots. Bigger visors and rearview mirror. Power seats as an option. cupholders that accommodate taller cups. Revamp the onboard diagnostic computer, it's too sensitive.
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